ICND developed one of the first local MLS services on the Carolina coast nearly four and half years ago, and we’ve continued to fine tune it ever since. We’ve once again refined the usability and functionality of our MLS service, and will be releasing ICNDmls 3.0 in July. Great for easily and affectively pulling real estate properties onto your website, the ICNDmls service is great for fulfilling consumer expectations and search engine optimization (SEO). If you are a real estate agent or realty company, contact us today about our affordable ICNDmls 3.0 service and plug into the power of your own MLS.
Bing is Microsoft's new upgrade of its search engine LIVE search. Infact, LIVE is now Bing. Live.com is redireded to the new search engine. So what's new? Bing promises to make search easier by allowing a searcher to drill down through the search results until they find exactly what they want. Searchers looking to shop for something (say a digital camera) or book a flight or hotel can get directions, price ranges, specials, and even categories of different types of travel (cheap, luxury, oceanfront, etc).
So, kudos to Facebook on changing how they allow and implement businesses into their social networking site. (Yes, I know they did this some time ago). But, it's like jumping through flaming nuclear hoops to try to organize the whole effort. Here are some important questions to ask before you embark on Facebook Business Page Creation.
So, a common thread I have throughout my many discussions on Social Networking and the "conversations" that ensue is out segemented everything is, and how difficult it is to keep it all together. I mean, wouldn't it be nice to be able to view your emails, IMs, and all your social networking activity, all from one friendly interface? Well, Digsby gets the job done (see previous post), but it isn't nearly inclusive enough to handle all the niche communities popping up all over the web.
Move over Google…well not quite. But Topsy, a new search engine that pulls in Tweets (from Twitter of course), parses out irrelevant minutia (I'm so hungry, I'm driving to the beach, etc) and hands out results based on relevancy of search term AND the reliability/popularity of the Twitter.
Okay – people keep telling you, the news keeps telling you, marketers (not really people) keep telling you that social media is the next big thing. And your first well advised response is (or should be) WHY?
Today's social media highlight is Technorati.
What they say:
Technorati was founded to help bloggers to succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the online global conversation. As the leading blog search engine and most comprehensive source of information on the blogosphere, we index more than 1.5 million new blog posts in real time and introduce millions of readers to blog and social media content.
Since Social Media (or social networking) is about engagement [at least I think it is. You can say otherwise in our Facebook Discussion linked below]. So, you won't really ever get it right unless you do just that.